'Hairspray' star Nikki Blonsky cast in ABC Family's 'Huge'
Hairspray‘s Nikki Blonsky will star in ABC Family’s new series Huge, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Also cast in the new series are TV-actor offspring Hayley Hasselhoff (daughter of David) and Zander Eckhouse (son of James). The weight-loss-camp comedy/musical — described as Ugly Betty-meets-Glee and based on Sasha Paley’s book of the same name — was written by My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman and her daughter Savannah Dooley. Blonsky will play a camper named Will who’s the acerbic daughter of the wealthy owners of a chain of fitness centers, while Hasselhoff will play Amber, the hottest girl at camp who still thinks she’s too heavy. Eckhouse’s character is a fitness counselor and Amber’s love interest. The series is expected to premiere in late June.